Australia has a particularly large population of brushtail possums who love to live in the roofing of your household and scurry around during the night time.  Brushtail possums are very opportunistic creatures and are quick to make any empty space their home and territory. In cases like these, possum removal comes a problem because when one possum is removed from where they habitat, another possum will quickly come in and occupy this territory.  

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How to prevent a possum

If you do not want to call upon the help of possum catchers, here are a few simple methods on how to prevent possums in your home.  


  1. Set up motion-activated lights or sprinklers: placing motion activated devices near the perimeter of your house and other spots possums visit will frighten the possum away and prevent them from habitating in your home and surrounding areas
  2. Remove food sources: brushtail possums are attracted to any source of food regardless of whether they are scraps or not.  Try to avoid feeding your pets outside and make sure possums cannot scavenge in your trash can. These are a few simple steps you can implement to rid your home of unwanted possums.  

Looking for possum catchers in New South Wales or Queensland?  Here at Mr Termite Pest Control, we have a team of experience possum catchers who will ensure that these brushtail possums are removed and relocated safely.  Give us a call on 0411 642 351 (or 07 3313 0942 for Queensland residents) or email us at mrtermiteqld@gmail.com and one of our professionals will be happy to assist you.